Friday 5 for June 15th, 2018

You’re Not “Too Busy” By Will Adams Many people wear their “busyness” as a badge of honor. To be busy is to be important, in-demand, needed, relevant. But here’s the truth: no one is ever “too busy.” We just have a lot of choices to make about… Read article Kidpreneurs: Protect Your Lemonade Stand with […]

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Friday 5 for June 8th, 2018

5 Rules to Make Your Gifts Unforgettable By Will Adams If you’re going to go through the effort and expense of giving a gift to people who matter the most to you, you want those gifts to be absolutely unforgettable. The next time you’re in the gift-giving spirit, follow… Read article Is Your Loyalty Program […]

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Friday 5 for June 1st, 2018

Sales Partnerships vs. Ownership Partnerships By Fran Tarkenton Partnerships are important, but it’s important to be very careful before entering into an ownership partnership. Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma, encourages anyone going into an ownership partnership… Watch video Listen with Empathy By Will Adams Listening with empathy is a skill. It takes practice. And like […]

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Friday 5 for May 25th, 2018

More Than a Tax Haven: 3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Incorporate in Delaware By Deborah Sweeney When many entrepreneurs think about the state of Delaware, they tend to focus on its business-friendly corporate tax laws. If you’re an out-of-state business, you won’t have to worry about paying corporate income tax… 3 minute read Setting the Standard […]

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Recommended Reading: When Reaching Millennials Goes Wrong

When reaching Millennials goes wrong: The Lexington Legends minor league baseball team held “Millennial Night” to bring more young people to the ballpark, but unintentionally gave a master class in how not to appeal to Millennial consumers. From the bookshelf of Bill Gates: Every year, Bill Gates offers a diverse list of 5 books he […]

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Friday 5 for May 18th, 2018

The Downsides of the No-Debt Badge of Honor By Fran Tarkenton Avoiding debt has its benefits, but it also has its downsides, and you should take your time to think through any decision you make about financing your business. I recently chatted with… Watch video 6 Lessons from the Vacation Sales Boiler Room By Will […]

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Friday 5 for May 11th, 2018

3 Sports-Themed Small Businesses Anyone Can Start Up By Deborah Sweeney If you’re passionate about the game and want to start a company with a sports slant, but have little else propelling you forward beyond the love of the game, here’s a look at three types of businesses that… 3 minute read Turn Your Mishaps […]

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Recommended Reading: To Love Amazon, or Not to Love Amazon

What have you been reading this week to keep you informed, inspired, and entertained in your business? Let us know in the comments below! Amazon: Good or Bad? On the one hand, Amazon clearly is a tough competitor for brick and mortar retailers, who see fewer people coming in and more shopping online. But it […]

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Friday 5 for May 4th, 2018

Are You Eligible for an SBA Loan? By Fran Tarkenton Has this ever happened to you? You walk into your local bank branch looking for a small business loan, and you’re told that you’re not eligible for an SBA loan. Does that mean you’re not qualified… Watch video Banish These Phrases from Your Customer Service […]

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Friday 5 for April 27th, 2018

Do You Know the Value of Your Employees? By ADP                                                 If you have a good employee, you hope that they’ll stick around forever. But that’s not how things go, and over time you’ll have to replace valuable team members. To help you better understand just how important it is… Read article Treat Your Team Like […]

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